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Steinway Piano Dedication & Concert: Join us in the Sanctuary May 6th at 3 PM. Featuring solos and duets by Valerie Thompson and Eric Thompson, in addition to solos by Sandi Keesee. A day at the Steinway Company will be shown through a video and we will discuss how our newest Piano was selected. A light reception to follow.

UMCOR Hygiene Kits. The UMW is hosting a campus wide-mission opporunity. Stop into the gym between 8 AM & 12:45 PM on May 6th to help assemble hygiene kits for UMCOR. We are asking for a small $10 donation and extra hands to assemble- fun, fellowship and mission efforts!

Team World Vision: Coker UMC is excited to be co-hosting a fun run/walk on May 19 at the Scout Lodge for the World Vision 6k with Oak Hills Church North Central Campus. Registration is open in the Gazebo or at http://bit.ly/Coker6k. Contact Mike Porter at MikePorterCPA@att.net

Children’s & Youth Choirs present “Rescue in the Night,” May 20th, 3:00pmthe musical story of Daniel and the lions’ den. Show is in the sanctuary, followed by ice cream social in the gym. Come support your talented young choir members as they entertain you with fabulous singing and acting!

Mexico Mission Trip. Coker will send a team to Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico to work at the Juan Wesley Methodist Mission at La Joya. Please let Pastor David know ASAP if you're interested in going or sponsoring someone to go. Contact him at pastordavid@coker.org or 210-494-3455.

Schlitterbahn Worship Day: June 10, 2018. Join us for worship at Schlitterbahn. Tickets are on sale at Coker.org/Events and we must have 60 people signed-up by May 1st (save your $$ now)!! For more information, contact Cheryl Kendall at cheryl.kendall@coker.org.

Reach Youth Mission Trips: Both trips will aid in Hurricane Harvey relief. The High School trip is June 17th-23rd, and Middle School trip is July 22nd-27th. Email Brendan at brendan.burge@coker.org for details.

Vacation Bible School: June 25th-28th, 8:45 AM-12:15 PM daily. Registration is open online at Coker.org/Events. VBS is open to children entering Kinder-finishing 5th grade. Contact Cheryl Kendall at cheryl. kendall@coker.org or stop by the gazebo to register your kids and to volunteer!

IMPORTANT: On June 9, 2018, a new Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult safety policy and accompanying procedures will go into effect for ALL Rio Texas Churches (including Coker UMC). Every adult who works with children, youth, and/or vulnerable adults (Staff, Volunteer, Clergy, or Lay) must be certified through the new TRUSTed con Confianza certification process. This includes but not limited to those who volunteer with the food pantry, Eagle Pass, ERT, mission trips etc. If you fall into any of these categories please contact Cheryl Kendall,cheryl.kendall@coker.org for more information to get trained.

Kid's Worship: Sign-in your K-5th grader at the back of the sanctuary. After Children’s Time, we will go to room 402 in the Gym to continue worship and a sermon specific for kids. You can pick-up your child from room 402 after worship. (Note: Younger children may go to the Nursery, look for Michelle in the Narthex).

Welcome to Coker United Methodist Church | Service Times Are: Saturday 5 PM In the Historic Chapel, Sunday 8 & 11AM Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary Sunday 9:30 AM Contemporary Worship in the Upper Room (2nd Floor of Gibbs Building) Domingo 11 AM Rios de Gracia Servicio en Español (Segundo Piso de Gibbs) | www.Coker.org


Weekly Calendar SUNDAY, May 6 7:15 am…………………..…………………………..Agape Choir Rehearsal………………….………..Choir Room 7:45 am…………………..…………………………..Praise Band Rehearsal…………………………..Upper Room 8:00 & 11:00 am ................................. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE .................. SANCTUARY 9:30 am .............................................. CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE ...... UPPER RM 9:30 am..................................................Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School………....Various 11:00 am…………………………………………….11 o’clock Adult Sunday School…………….…..Wesley 806 11:00 am ............................................ RIOS de GRACIA WORSHIP SERVICE ........ .UPPER RM 12:30 pm……………………………………………..Acolyte Celebration Lunch………………...Wesley 703/704 3:00 pm……………………………………………….Steinway Dedication & Concert…………………...Sanctuary 4:30/5:00 pm……………………………………...Stephen Ministry………………………………….upstairs Wesley MONDAY, May 7 6:30 am……………………………………………….UMM Breakfast & Study…………………….Wesley 703/704 9:00 am ................................................. Co-ed Exercise Class……………………..…..………………...Gym 1:00 pm………………………………………………..Griefshare………………………………………………….Wesley 801 6:00 pm………………………………………………..Mexico Mission Trip Meeting…….…..Rector Conf. Room 6:30 pm………………………………………………..Disciple Bible Study……………………………..…….Wesley 804 6:30 pm ................................................. ACA Program………………………..…………….........Wesley 802 7:00 pm ................................................. Al-Anon Women’s (nursery available).....H & W Center TUESDAY, May 8 10:00 am……………………………………………..UMW General Meeting……………………….Wesley 703/704 6:00 pm………………………………………………..Communications Committee…………………...Wesley 802 7:00 pm ................................................. AA-12 Step Program (nursery available)...H & W Center 7:30 pm………………………………………………..BEST Men’s Bible Study…………………………...Wesley 805 WEDNESDAY, May 9 9:00 am ................................................. Co-ed Exercise Class……………………..…..………………...Gym 9:30 am……………………………………………….Ladies Bible Study………………….………………….Wesley 802 4:00 pm……………………………………………….Youth Lounge—MS hangout……………………...Gibbs Bldg 5:00 pm………………………………………..……..Youth Choir (Grades 6-12)………………………..Choir Room 5:30 pm………………………………………..……..Children’s Choir (Grades K-5)..……..…………..Choir Room 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Festival Bells Rehearsal………………………………...Sanctuary 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Youth—MS Connect Groups……………………….Gibbs Bldg 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Youth—HS Girls Bible Connect…….………...Julian’s Pizza 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Youth—HS Guys Bible Connect…………………..Brendan’s 7:00 pm……………………………………………….Chancel Choir Practice…………….…….…………..Choir Room 7:30 pm……………………………………………….Spanish Bible Study…………………………………….Wesley 800 8:30 pm……………………………………………….Choir Officers Meeting…………………….Rector Conf. Room THURSDAY, May 10 9:00 am……………………………………..…..……Hearts in Tune Sing Out.…..……………..……...Off Campus 9:15 am……………………………………………….Moms in Prayer (Nursery available).…...…..Wesley 802 12:00 pm ............................................... Coker Food Pantry. ....................... ....... H & W Center 12:00 pm ............................................... Lunchtime Bible Study ........................... ...Wesley 804 1:00 pm……………………………………………….Quilters……………………………………………………Wesley 805 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Evangelism & Hospitality………………………...Wesley 801 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Love Addicts Anonymous………………………...Gibbs 1107 6:15 pm……………………………………………….Leap of Faith Dance Rehearsal…………………..Rector 601 6:30 pm ................................................. S-Anon Program (nursery available) .... .....Wesley 804 7:00 pm ................................................. Al-Anon Program (nursery available)…...H & W Center 7:00 pm ................................................. Alateen Program (nursery available)..... .. .Wesley 805 FRIDAY, May 11 9:00 am ................................................. Coed Exercise Class.. .................................. ..........Gym SATURDAY, May 12 9:00 am……………………………………………….Children’s Musical—Rehearsal…….Choir Rm/Sanctuary 5:00 pm .............................................. SATURDAY WORSHIP..........................COKER CHAPEL AA: Alcoholics Anonymous ACA: Adult Children of Alcoholics Al-Anon: Family & Friends of Alcoholics Alateen: Teen Family & Friends of Alcoholics S-Anon: Family/Friends of those with sexual addictions UMM: United Methodist Men UMW: United Methodist Women SAF: Senior Adult Fellowship CALLL: Coker Adult Life-Long Learning

Volunteers Needed

Driver needed to drive the church bus for the fourth Sunday of the month to pick up residents of Independence Hill. Training provided. Please contact Gail Hatcher at 210-494-3455 ext. 1236. From the Coker Food Pantry: We are currently looking for drivers under 75 years of age (Coker insurance requirement) to help pick up food for our Coker Food Pantry. Drivers are scheduled on Tuesdays using a U-Haul truck and Wednesdays using the Coker van. You can choose to work either or both days, although we are especially short on drivers for Wednesdays. We are also looking for people to help with the loading and unloading of food from the trucks. We hope you might consider becoming a part of this important ministry of our church. If you are interested, please contact Sue Osborn at 210-496-5022.

Sanctuary Flowers

In honor of my children Matthew and Michaela Pittsley. By Lovena Miller

Congratulations to Our Seniors

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed. How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! I try to count them—they are more than the sand; I come to the end—I am still with you. Psalm 139:13-18 NRSV

May 5th | Coker Connection  
May 5th | Coker Connection  
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